What a day. The Festival is open!!!! Holy sh*t!
What a day. The Festival is open!!!! Holy sh*t! Last night we opened the Visual Fringe at the Art Academy. Everyone cool was there. The Faux Frenchmen had people dancing. I’ve never really seen dancing at a gallery opening. Visual Fringe Chair Matt put together a great show with his selection committee. Definitely stop by and check it out. Of course, if you take an inner:city:tour, you’ll have no choice in the matter. After that we were straight into the CityBeat Fringe Kick-Off Party (whose foolish idea was that?…oh). I must admit, I was a little hesitant to combine Eclipse and The Hiders onto one bill, but I think it was perfect. They rocked. And jazzed. And hip-hopped. And just jammed. Thank you to Max and the band and to Billy, Beth and the rest.
We opened nine shows today and I heard some great audience member reviews about all of them. Reviewers were out in full force for The Conveyor, et al. Make sure you start checking cincyfringe.com for links to all of the reviews starting tomorrow…well, later today.
The crew from Oatmeal and a Cigarette arrived in town this evening, despite having been yelled at by a priest and attacked by a shovel on the way to town from Ithaca. The Mortem Capiendum gents discovered they were hitting some of the same Festivals as our Canadian friend. I think they’ll be dating soon. We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the boys from St. Louis should be in town any minute with their show Love of Last Resort. It sounds to me like the longest six hour drive in history.
Tomorrow we open 12 shows. Make you start Fringing early. Some shows are only in for the first week of the Festival. You don’t want to miss Destination: Fringe, or Body Language both of which close before the Festival.
And now I must sleep and dream of all the reasons I should not be sleeping.
See you tomorrow.
Producing Director Eric
PS. When you see Production Manager Doug, say the title of the blog to him, but don’t tell him why. If you can find a way to insert it into seemingly normal dialogue, that would ideal.